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  • news / Feb 15 2018

    Candidate trying to unseat Garrett holds meet and greet in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Leslie Cockburn, a candidate for Virginia's Fifth Congressional District, had a meet and greet in Charlottesville on Wednesday.

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  • news / Feb 14 2018

    Cockburn greets Lunenburg

    Leslie Cockburn, who is running for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District seat, held a meet and greet in Lunenburg County on Friday evening that drew a crowd of more than 60 people to Victoria Restaurant. After being introduced, Cockburn gave a speech, took several questions from those in attenda

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  • news / Feb 12 2018

    Garrett files for second term; Cockburn outperforms opponents in contributions

    Meanwhile, one of several Democrats who hopes to get a shot at unseating the freshman Republican congressman — 5th district candidate Leslie Cockburn, who resides in Rappahannock County — has outraised her fellow Democratic competitors for the 4th quarter election cycle (Oct. 1- Dec. 31, 2017).

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  • news / Jan 29 2018

    Marcello Rollando talks with Congressional Candidate Leslie Cockburn

    Visit The Reasonable Voice's website to hear Marcello Rollando's interview with Leslie Cockburn:

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  • news / Jan 20 2018

    'The reason was simple — Trump won': Why 9 women decided to run for political office

    “The reason I decided to run was very simple,” former journalist Leslie Cockburn, now a candidate for U.S. Congress from Virginia, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Trump won.”

    Cockburn (who is the mother of activist-actress Olivia Wilde) explains, “I was offended by Trump for many reasons, largely having to do with what he had to say about women and what he said about journalists — using words like, ‘You are the enemy of the people.’ That’s a very charged term that crosses a line. I felt suddenly like I was looking at Berlin in 1932. And given my background and experience covering U.S. and foreign policy, I could see the extent of the damage he could do in Washington to everything I love about government. And then he did it.”

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  • news / Jan 04 2018

    A betrayal of Shenandoah

    As a candidate for Congress in the 5th district and a resident of Rappahannock County, I firmly support the resolution of the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors to oppose the tripling of fees to enter the Shenandoah National Park. I am dismayed to see that our current congressman, Tom Garrett, fails to see the great harm that will be done by this administration’s move to drastically increase fees. He has ignored our board of supervisors’ request to encourage Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to withdraw this proposal. Garrett lends his support to Zinke by justifying the egregious price hike as a need to cover “maintenance and upkeep costs.”

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  • news / Dec 26 2017

    Rappahannock-based congressional candidate predicts a banner year for women

    Rappahannock County’s Leslie Cockburn is confident that 2018 will be the year for women — across the country, on Capitol Hill, and into the sprawling 5th congressional district of Virginia, where the political candidate’s ultimate aim is to unseat Republican Rep. Tom Garrett.

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  • news / Oct 08 2017

    Democratic candidate congressional forum draws audience

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Three democrats running to unseat Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett took part in a forum on Sunday to tell voters why they should be elected.

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  • news / Oct 08 2017

    5th District Democratic Candidates Take Part in Candidate's Forum

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Three Democratic candidates looking to unseat 5th District Republican Congressman Tom Garrett in 2018 took part in a candidate's forum on Sunday, October 8, in Charlottesville.

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  • news / Sep 22 2017

    Epitomizing ‘Swampdom’

    Clearly, from his letter in the September 14 Rappahannock News, Tom Garrett is frustrated in his new job.

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